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QUIC in the Internet industry
3 Jun 2021
QUIC, a new Internet transport technology that improves web application performance, security and privacy, was reviewed, redesigned and improved in the IETF, incorporating a broad range of input from across the industry.
(Also read more about QUIC and how it fits into the range of Internet transport technology innovation underway.)
"Over 75% of Facebook's traffic is now using QUIC. We're excited to be able to deploy this technology at scale, bringing the performance and reliability improvements of QUIC to the billions of people who use our products everyday. QUIC and the work done by the IETF enable us to move fast and continuously innovate at the network layer in ways which were never possible with TCP."
- Mike Schroepfer, CTO, Facebook
"QUIC is already improving the user experience and the efficiency of the Internet, and improving it more for the most challenging connections. But the real value remains to be seen. An encrypted transport means that new technology can be tested and deployed rapidly, just by updating your browser. QUIC isn't just today's great idea -- it's what will make tomorrow's great idea possible."
- Mike Bishop, Principal Architect, Akamai
"Microsoft is an active participant and driver of QUIC in the industry as well as the IETF and has open sourced its implementation. MsQuic brings performance and security improvements to many important networking scenarios particularly reduced tail latency and fast secure connection setup for our online services. Microsoft is committed to deploying HTTP/3 and QUIC at scale and fostering innovation in Internet protocols to deliver secure, reliable, and performant connectivity experiences for our users."
- Krishna Ganugapati, VP Engineering, Microsoft
"QUIC is a major advancement in transport protocols. Cloudflare believes strongly that its security and mobility features give it the potential to become the dominant transfer protocol on the Internet. For this reason, we deployed QUIC and HTTP/3 early and made it available for all. We have invested our learnings back into the IETF standards and our open source implementation — quiche — to help build a better Internet."
- John Graham-Cumming, Chief Technology Officer of Cloudflare
“We are excited to see the QUIC specification published by the IETF. The development of QUIC has been a prominent example of rapid innovation and evolution in the area of Internet transport protocols. More importantly, QUIC sets the base that will enable and facilitate future innovation and evolution. When it comes to deployments QUIC already represents a large share of the traffic carried by mobile networks Ericsson has built, and we expect that share to still grow significantly in the future. At Ericsson, we believe in the network as a platform where applications and the network itself work together to provide the best performance for the end user. We are particularly happy that QUIC also provides features designed to assist in the performance analysis process in the network."
- Magnus Frodigh, Head of Ericsson Research
“F5 is privileged to have had the opportunity to contribute to the significant work at the IETF to establish HTTP/3 as the new web standard. Our BIG-IP and NGINX customers will benefit from the performance and security improvements of this new protocol, and we are poised to offer additional support as future enhancements are rolled out.”
- Geng Lin, EVP & CTO, F5 Networks
"Fastly has been invested in helping make QUIC a success from its early days, and its ratification is a major milestone for the Internet ecosystem. QUIC and HTTP/3 are available on our network and improve the experience of our customers and their users around the globe, especially those with a less-than-reliable Internet connection. We believe the real potential of QUIC is in accelerating an entirely new generation of Internet innovation. Fastly is already extending and building on QUIC to solve novel infrastructure and technology problems, and we are excited to continue contributing to this space in our mission to build a faster, more resilient, more trusted Internet."
- Tyler McMullen, CTO, Fastly
“QUIC began as a small experiment at Google in 2013 and now carries the majority of Google’s traffic. The IETF process resulted in a dramatically different protocol with better functionality, performance, and security. The clean separation between QUIC transport and HTTP/3 sets the stage for decades of transport and application innovation. Due to the improved latency, HTTP/3 was default enabled for all Google sites and in Chrome in November 2020. We look forward to the continued growth of HTTP/3 as others default enable it as well.”
- Ian Swett, Web Performance Lead, Google